Thousands of protestors in over 400 cities around the globe took part in the ‘March against Monsanto’ on Saturday 19 May.

Bayer AG and Monsanto (both agrochemical corporations) agreed to a $66 billion merger deal in 2016, which has recently been approved by the European Union. The deal has ignited criticism among environmentalists and farmers all over the world.

Farmers oppose the deal as they are worried about the power and advantage the corporation will have in digital farming data, which can tell farmers how and when to till, sow, spray, fertilize and pick crops based on algorithms.

The merger is set to create a corporation that will have control of over a quarter of the world’s seed and pesticides market.

Image: A ‘March against Monsanto’ taking place in Europe (Credits: @jgktso).